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David Lim (swimmer)

David Lim Fong Jock, BBM (Chinese: 林方育; pinyin: Lín Fāngyù; born 8 September 1966) is a retired Singaporean swimmer. He won 28 medals, including ten individual and nine relay gold medals, at the Southeast Asian Games from 1981 to 1991.[3] He was part of the Singapore freestyle relay teams that won three bronze medals at the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games.[4][5][6] A two-time Olympian, Lim represented Singapore at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.

David Lim
Personal information
Full name David Lim Fong Jock[1]
Nationality Singapore
Born (1966-09-08) 8 September 1966 (age 50)[1]
Singapore
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb) (1988)[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, Medley, Freestyle
College team BYU Cougars[2]

Lim is a three-time Singapore National Olympic Council Sportsman of the Year in 1986, 1988 and 1989, and a member of the Men's Swimming 4 × 100 m Freestyle Team of the Year in 1991.[7][8] He was honoured with the Public Service Star for his contribution to sports by the Singapore government in 1990.[9]

Lim currently coaches the Singapore national swimmers. He is the managing director of Swimfast Aquatic Group, a swimming school he founded in 1995.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "David Lim Olympic factsheet". The New Paper. 9 September 1988. p. 34. 
  2. ^ "David Lim athlete profile". BYU Cougars. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "SEA Games past winners, 1977–1991" (PDF). Singapore National Olympic Council. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Yeo, Wilfred (23 September 1986). "Switch success". The Straits Times. p. 31. 
  5. ^ Yeo, Wilfred (25 September 1986). "Bronze is the best but freestyle quartet set a national record". The Straits Times. p. 29. 
  6. ^ Tay, Cheng Khoon (27 September 1990). "Men's 400m freestyle relay quartet land bronze to end drought". The Straits Times. p. 29. 
  7. ^ "Sportsman of The Year". Singapore National Olympic Council. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Team of The Year". Singapore National Olympic Council. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Swimmer David's 'biggest prize'". The Straits Times. 9 August 1990. p. 26. 
  10. ^ "Founder – David Lim Fong Jock (BBM)". Swimfast Aquatic Group. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "David Lim". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.